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Kala Academy

Kala Academy


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Published by: Neha Ashok Donthi on Jan 18, 2012
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Charles Correa

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: Situated at Campal, Panaji along the banks of river Mandovi. Area has mixed land use with a military hospital across the road, a cricket ground and a park on either side. Architect : Charles Correa Building Type : Institution Site Area : 6.3acres Site Gradient : Gentle Slope

INTRODUCTION ‡ Venue of international film festival of India. 53 km.prime institution for promotion of art and culture in Goa. ACCESS ‡ Regular buses connecting Panaji and the academy are available. . ‡ Dabolim airport. ‡ Vibrant representation of the culture and art of the people of Goa this is expressed in the staggering amount and variety of cultural programmes held in its premises. ‡ Established in 1969 . 35km ‡ Nearest railway station ‡ is Madgao.

garden and amphitheatre. Site is divided into main building service building. Boat jetty provided on the river side. Coverage is about 40% Well defined pedestrian and vehicular systems Includes the cafeteria. parking area. the exhibition space. muktangan.LAYOUT ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Four entries to the site. .

‡ Use of wafer slabs and parapet walls ‡ Extensive use of specially designed seating ‡ Interior walls are painted with pictures mostly depicting Konkanise culture and create illusion . ‡ This is further enhanced by the use of parapet walls for upper floors. Charles correa. ‡ The 'pergola 'above the entrance acts as an extension to the foyer of the main auditorium and amphitheatre. which emphasize horizontally. ‡ Built form has been kept low ranging from one to three floors.BUILDING STYLE AND CHARACTER ‡ Designed by ar. ‡ Importance to the process of moving through the spaces in a building.

amphitheatre. Preview Theater. audience ‡ Circulation linked to the zoning and has been segregated by separating them through levels .BUILDING LEVEL ZONING ‡ Building is divided into three zones: Public. and canteen etc.ground floor for audience functions and first and second floor for staff and students with a necessary degree of inter linking. ‡ 3 groups of people using the building: Staff. Adminisration. . students. Academic ‡ Provided at different levels so as to avoid conflict between these zones ‡ Ground floor includes facilities like auditorium. where public entry is invited ‡ First and second floors include academic and administration facilities. art gallery.

Plan .

M Kalamandir 2) OAT 3) Mini OAT 4) Black Box 5) Rehearsal Room 6) Art Gallery 7) Meeting Room 8) Guest Room 9) Preview Theatre ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 10) Cafeteria 11) Library 12) Teaching Studio 13) Green Room 14) Kitchen 15) Administration 16) Reception 17) Lounge .FACILITIES AT KALA ACADEMY ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 1) D.

6 m Area .1300 sq. C AUDITORIUM) ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Seating capacity . ‡ Walls of the auditorium are painted illusions of an old goan theatre ‡ Behind the figures in the boxes real curtains may be pulled to reduce reverberation time in space.1 m ‡ Variety of acoustical conditions ranging from speech.D. plays to sitar recitals and orchestral arrangements ‡ Changes made by manipulating absorbent materials placed within inner compartments hidden from view above the ceiling.M KALA MANDIR (A.1000 Stage opening .m Orchestra pit.7.2 x 2. ‡ Raking height varies from 10-20 cm .9. ‡ Stage is 80cm high from the first row.


‡ farthest seat is 6m away and no amplication required. ‡ Used as an outdoor classroom and meeting space ‡ Oat has a tread of 85cm and rise of 45 cm. ‡ * The stage is square is shape and has an area of 7. teep risers give it excellent sightlines.MINI OPEN AIR THEATRE: ‡ 300 people.5 x 7. The width is 120cm and ‡ * The steps have 15cm risers and 28 cm treads.5 m . ‡ * Two aisles run along either end.

Main entry from road main lobby and the restaurant area. Stage is raised at 75cm above the ground floor level (eye level of the first row) ‡ Lower Seat rise .12m Amphitheatre is of double herringbone shape.15m Depth from curtain line.1312 Proscenium opening .30 cm and tread of 100 cm ‡ Higher Seat rise of 45 cm ‡ Acoustics are good as the seats block out noise from the road side and the stage blocks out noise from the river side ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ .2000 Seating capacity (chair) .OPEN AIR AMPHITHEATRE: Seating capacity (no chair) .


‡ Control room and a green room provided. meetings and amateur performances.m ‡ Used for experimental productions. music concerts. ‡ Area .175 sq. ‡ Black box lobby is also provided. ‡ Also used as a recording studio.BLACK BOX ‡ Seating capacity . .200.

The area divided into closed and open cabinets total area comes to around 500 sq. PREVIEW THEATRE ‡Capacity of 24. ‡Particle board has been used for acoustical effect. .ADMINISTRATION ‡ Administrative area is on the first floor.m. ‡Used during IFFI for ‡special screening. ‡Has got a jury room and ‡ projector room attached.

it may not look nice in the context of exhibition but its looks simple as the building context ‡ Cove lightings are used in gallery of the light and can be adjusted ‡ Since the intensity of the light is less. Lighting features are very normal no facility to hold a good exhibition. The exhibits are displayed on the wall on four sides. where the hook is given for hanging the paintings ‡ Paintings are hanged on the hook. A track is provided on all the walls. the light is spread on the wall.50 mts approx Carpet area of gallery .mts approx.ART GALLERY Running wall space .30 x 1. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . When exhibitions are not happening painting of children are displayed.90sq.

M Library is in proximity with mini oat. Books are raked in glass shelves CAFETERIA .100 CAPACITY Square table are provided each with 4 seats 3 sides open in to the outdoor landscape It is accessible from all theatre meeting room .30 x 6.15 sq.mts Room has one big table and six chairs .m C area of the room 7.45 sq.135 SQ.LIBRARY .

‡ Acoustically treated classrooms with the same type of padding provided for the walls and ceilings.‡ Teaching studio: ‡ All the music studios are of the same size 3.6ms ‡ Central air conditioning is provided for all class rooms.3 x 2. ‡ Three walls are faced with linen material and glass wool. the rest is paneled with wood particle board .

SERVICES ‡ The service buildings (AC plant and generator room) are provided on the western corner of the site no way disrupting the normal functioning of the building. One to the generator room and the other on the eastern corner of the site. PARKING FACILITIES ‡ Parking facilities is provided on the south-eastern side. . ‡ Two separate service entries have been provided. ‡ *Nearly 250 public parking are provided. ‡ *Special VIP and staff parking provided. ‡ A loading deck has also been provided here ‡ The septic tank is provided underneath the garden. ‡ The eastern entry caters to the need of the amphitheatre and the canteen.

. ‡ Specially designed benches and lamp posts line the path Along the river side. Trees are provided aptly at the front side of the building.‡ Landscape: ‡ Beautiful lawns form the main part of the site.

ANALYSIS ‡ The layout and the building zoning provided are Excellent has brought in a different overall treatment. ‡ Good acoustical treatment ‡ The flow of spaces has resulted in a good built-open relationship. ‡ The cafeteria is the most active space with good view to the river. ‡ Vehicular and pedestrian ways properly defined. ‡ Service blocks are separated ‡ Security measures provided are minimum. seatings etc. ‡ Good use of site features has successfully made the public spaces interesting by use of sculptures. ‡ Signage provided is minimum. . ‡ The trees have to some extent blocked the view to the river ‡ Public spaces too large. paintings.

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